Forget television. Conan O'Brien may become our next big movie star.
A source close the former Tonight Show host told TVGuide.com that a documentary feature about O'Brien's 30-city live comedy/music tour, "The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour," is in the works, though nothing is official yet.
Meanwhile, The Los Angeles Times is reporting that O'Brien is nearing a deal to get his own late-night show on Fox. The paper says that the network wants to finalize the deal before it unveils its fall lineup to advertisers on May 17.
Sticking points in the negotiations, according to the Times, include whether O'Brien's team is able to produce the show for less than $60 million annually, as opposed to the $90 million NBC spent, and getting affiliates to air O'Brien's show instead of lucrative syndicated-show reruns for a uniform start time.
Another issue is studio space. According to the Times, O'Brien's camp may lease the same stage that NBC spent nearly $50 million to refurbish for O'Brien's Tonight Show.
Reps for Fox and O'Brien refused to comment.